Doug Cloninger

The Door Is Still Open To My Heart

September 2014

In The Door Is Still Open To My Heart, Doug Cloninger shows paintings confronting the tension between structure and chance, belief and skepticism. Cloninger’s paintings are varied, rhythmic and intuitive, focusing on the spiritual impulses embedded in culture. These works are open to interpretation and emotional impact, are humorous yet somber, and visually parallel with Dean Martin’s hopeful yet melancholic song, “The Door Is Still Open To My Heart,” making all the more reason to title the show as such